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  • Washington Goes Solar! A Year of Local Leadership in Clean Energy 2018 was a big year for clean energy in Whatcom County and Bellingham, despite the federal government allying itself firmly with fossil fuel interests. The City of Bellingham became the ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:15 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Announcing RE Sources' new Executive Director! From RE Sources Board president, Charlie Maliszewski Great news! The board of directors has hired an Executive Director who will lead the organization into what promises to be an exciting ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 2:05 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Yes on I-1631: An inclusive approach to building healthier communities By Andy Nicholas, Associate Director of Fiscal Policy at the Washington State Budget & Policy Center.This post is republished with permission from their blog.Washingtonians must take bold action to ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2018, 10:31 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Tell Whatcom County Council: Safeguard our communities, Cherry Point, and the Salish Sea In a shocking move, Canada’s federal government recently announced it will purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Texas giant Kinder Morgan, bailing out the stalled tar sands export expansion ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2018, 1:59 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Op-Ed: YES on I-1631, for clean energy and healthy communities By Ander Russell, Clean Water Program Manager, and Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community Development; Originally published in Cascadia Weekly, April 11, 2018.Support clean air, clean energy ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2018, 11:36 AM by Simon Bakke
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Sustainable Schools

  • Ideas for your students to serve in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21st by Natalie Lord, Sustainable Schools Education Specialist“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School is out on Monday, January 21st and it’s ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 4:17 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • Students research how our watershed is connected to orca survival by Natalie Lord, Young Water Stewards Education SpecialistTracing orca population decline down the food chainLooking through the lens of a pressing issue in our region, students in the ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2019, 5:42 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Protecting What We Love: Whatcom Students are up to the Challenge! School started across Whatcom County in late August and early September. I don’t know about you, but that feels like a lifetime ago! We at Sustainable Schools have a ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2018, 4:01 PM by Hannah Coughlin
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Clean Water

  • Let’s Bag our Plastic Problem: Support the Reusable Bag Bill By Eleanor Hines, North Sound BaykeeperUrge your state senator and representatives to pass the Reusable Bag Bill! An email template is at the bottom of this post.From the ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 9:48 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Salish Sea Science: How volunteer-gathered data protects our shorelines  By Eleanor Hines, North Sound Baykeeper and Lead Scientist. Originally published in Cascadia Weekly, January 23rd, 2019Last spring, I trekked to the early-morning, calm shores of the Cherry ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2019, 1:50 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Working Towards Sustainable, Local Food Production  By Ander Russell, Clean Water Program ManagerWhat are the key building blocks for sustainable agriculture in our region? This is a critical question our Clean Water team at RE ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2019, 5:27 PM by Simon Bakke
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